What is Hyperthyroidism?
Like an engine, the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland regulates many aspects of the body's metabolic rate. Your Hyperthyroid cat has a tumor (98% are benign) that is producing too much thyroid hormone, which in turn keeps the cat's "engine" running at an abnormally high speed. This condition over-stimulates virtually every organ system and causes reactions including behavioral changes, weight loss, excessive or decreased appetite, hyperactivity or lethargy, fever, rapid heartbeat and/or arrhythmia, shedding, increased water consumption and litter box output, diarrhea and osteoporosis. While fatal if left untreated, Feline Hyperthyroidism is now curable. In fact, it's a one shot deal!
Past Treatment Options
Traditionally, Feline Hyperthyroidism has been treated with either anti-thyroid drugs (Tapazole) or surgery (Thyroidectomy). Neither method consistently eliminates Hyperthyroidism, and both pose dangerous risks to your pet’s health and safety.
The Radiocat Breakthrough
Just one injection of Radioiodine (I-131) safely destroys the complete thyroid tumor – wherever its location – in roughly 98-99% of cases. Having cured more than 70,000 cats, Radioiodine therapy is now the expert-approved, side-effect free, cost-effective solution for Feline Hyperthyroidism.